Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati last week issued a notice inviting applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-4 slots of DD Free Dish on a pro-rata basis for the period from 5th July 2022 to 31st March 2023. The 60th online E-Auction process will be tentatively held on 28th June afternoon.
Satellite channels licensed by the I&B Ministry will be allowed to participate in the e-auction. The companies holding valid permission from I&B Ministry or their authorized distributor partners can apply for participation in e-auction.
The bidding in the e-auction of MPEG-4 slots will be open to all genre (language) channels at starting reserve price of Rs 1,20,11,000 for the period from 5th July 2022 to 31st March 2023.
Interested broadcasters can participate in the E-Auction by paying the non-refundable processing fee of Rs 25,000 and participation fee of Rs 10 lakhs apart from submitting requisite documents.